There are many misconceptions concerning speed reading. An
effective speed reading system is not one that involves flipping
through pages of text, or how fast your eyes can move over a page and somehow absorb knowledge like a vacuum cleaner. The real secret deals with one word - comprehension. The following article discusses the secret to comprehension and reading speed.

Dynamic Speed Reading and Comprehension

Often the question, "how fast can anyone read, and still
comprehend?" is asked. The answer is: you can only read as fast as you can understand the material, or comprehend it . Of course, you can turn pages and move your eyes at 10,000, 50,000, or even 100,000 words per minute. But if you're not understanding, there is no comprehension. Unfortunately, most reading improvement programs focus merely on speed. They give little attention to training the cognitive aspect or reading well.

On the other hand, reading is a thinking skill. You can read as fast as you can think your way through the material. The secret to faster reading is learning to get the mind kicked into gear at higher speeds. That is the great mystery we have solved at and Productive Learning Systems. We have unlocked the secrets of combining physically reading faster and cognitively how to move your mind along the way. This approach has shown usual gains averaging 15 points or more in comprehension gain.

Remember, it’s not how fast you get through the material that matters, it’s how fast you understand what your eyes are seeing.

When was the last time you were trained in comprehending and thinking?

Isn’t it about time you refresh your skills? Additionally, you can learn more. I'd like to invite you to get some more free tips at and learn even more from our free tips. Happy reading!

Author's Bio: 

Ed Caldwell is the creator and publisher of the "Masters Online Program: Dynamic Reading, Memory, and Recall" and other live and web-based learning programs. As former National Director of Instruction and Certification for the world famous Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics program, Ed has 30 years experience teaching and testing new strategies to help people from all walks of life learn more efficiently. Trainer, speaker, and writer, he can be contacted at He is the creator and president of Productive Learning Systems, Inc, and
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